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Laurie Giardella, City Auditor
(781) 286-8131



Mission Statement

The City Auditor provides audit oversight and serves as the controller of the City to its departments and boards. The Audit Department is responsible for the development and oversight of the Annual City Budget and protects the fiduciary interests of the City by ensuring that the financial records are accurately maintained and preserved while utilizing sound audit and accounting practices in accordance with GAAP and local, state, and federal laws.

In addition, the City Auditor is the Ex-Officio member of the City’s Retirement Board and has oversight over the Retirement Board Staff also located within City Hall.

The audit department responsibilities includes but is not limited to the annual preparing of the Schedule A and Free Cash Certification filings, creating and filing 1099’s, working closely with the Mayor and other City Departments to set the Annual Tax Rate, developing and update of the annual Budget, monthly monitoring of actual expenditures, processing vendor invoices, submitting warrants for payment, reviewing weekly payroll, analysing and reconciling department accounts, assets, and liabilities, providing support and training for POS system and working directly with department staff to ensure accuracy of MUNIS system.